ianmutch.com Monsters on a variety of mediums.
CONCEPT FOR 140ART Tess’ work on the Ali Baba shopfront will see her signature Asian forms and colours – her palette will be limited to red, white and black – given a modern twist.
He’s been featured in publications like Oyster and Monster Children and has exhibited around the world, but designer/ illustrator Ian Mutch still finds inspiration at home in WA. Girls, animals and monsters star in his pieces, created using acrylic paints, watercolours, ink and spraypaints on just about every medium imaginable: paper bags, wood, canvas, metal.
CONCEPT FOR 140ART Iku Sushi restaurant will be transformed into a vibrant aquarium under Leslie’s deft touch, featuring a mythical Japanese sea-dragon, fish, crabs and an octopus created using printed vinyl. ikusushi.com
Photo courtesy Nic Montagu
adfdesigns.com.au/commercial Hand lettering and interesting narratives. An illustrator, hand letterer, designer and artist with a love for interesting narratives, Bunbury-based Andrew Frazer tells intriguing stories with his projects – everything from menu boards to custom wedding invitations, editorial and installations. Regardless of the medium, Frazer’s work shows an impeccable eye for detail, with imagination and whimsy at every turn.
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facebook.com/sarawinfieldartwork Colour drenched, human emotions. Having briefly studied fashion design, Perth illustrator and artist Sara Winfield turned to painting, uniting a whirlwind of colours, concepts and images in pieces that are often inspired by the female form, dreams, imagination and nature. Winfield’s highly evocative works regularly examine human emotions such as desire, optimism and aloofness.
CONCEPT FOR 140ART Phibs returns to his graffiti roots for 140ART, creating a large scale, full colour mural to transform a laneway space. Expect eye-popping patterns, vivid hues and his signature birds.
tjbartwork.blogspot.com.au Patterns and forms with oriental elements. She may be the youngest artist involved in the 140ART project, but Perth local Tess Bury is already proving that her talent for illustration is second-to-none. Bury’s abstract, surrealist pieces nod to the Orient, with patterns and flourishes often overlayed with colourful forms. Her gig posters for local bands are dramatic and eye-catching.
CONCEPT FOR 140ART Mutch’s work will take its inspiration from the Nandos restaurant shopfront that he is decorating – think, the iconic Barcelos rooster in red, orange and green, delivered with an element of fun. nandos.com.au
Distinct animals in a kaleidoscope of colours. Sydney-based painter and illustrator Anya Brock began her career in fashion before honing her artistic talents, creating paintings and murals showcased in urban locations around her home-town, Perth, as well as internationally. Focused on animals and the female form, Brock’s work is a striking fusion of bold, expressive black lines overlayed with a kaleidoscopic colour palette.
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CONCEPT FOR 140ART Andrew’s work will take over the shopfront of Tartine café, where he will use acrylic paints to bring to life decorative, hand drawn lettering and illustrative elements. tartinecafe.com.au
Photo courtesy Tim Phibs, Nicole Parker
rebeccawetzler.com Fashion-forward creations. If Melbourne-based Rebecca Wetzler’s work looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen it on the pages of Vogue Australia, in Renault billboard ads or on limited-edition Santa Vittoria labels. From large-scale murals to captivating magazine illustrations, Wetzler’s fashion-forward creations combine sketching and ink in a way that is at once playful yet edgy.
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Wetzler takes her experience in the fashion industry to new heights with her piece on Perth Central Dental Centre that will unite bright colours, tropical flowers and abstract patterns in acrylic. perthdentalcentre.com.au
CONCEPT FOR 140ART Based on his 2012 work You’re Off Your Head, Quilty’s work will feature on the shopfront of iworkshop on William St. iworkshop.com.au
michelleleslie.com.au Cult cartoons, interactive online spaces. Perth-based designer, illustrator and web guru Michelle Leslie combines her love of cult cartoons with an interest in Japanese and Scandinavian art to create clean, colourful vector-based pieces. An early adopter, Leslie also has a talent for developing fun, interactive spaces using the web, animation and social media.
amokisland.com Underwater photography, screen prints, sea creatures. Self-taught artist and designer Amok Island spent a decade painting walls in Amsterdam before moving to Perth, where he combines his passion for underwater photography with large-scale public murals. Amok’s colourful canvases and handmade screen prints also reference sea creatures – think, mackerel and herring, often with a side of pickles – and aerial coastal views.
Q. Favourite Perth restaurant? I love Iku Sushi in the 140 precinct, actually. Q. What’s it like to be part of 140Art? I had my studio in the precinct for the last year and it was such an inspiring place to be. When the team asked me to be involved I jumped at the chance. It seemed like a great way to extend my relationship with the area. Q. What’s the process behind creating this piece? I’ll use a range of mediums to create the work, including acrylic and spray paints, plus metallics for a “dirty” look. Months ago I began developing a concept, which involved sketches and then digitally added colour.
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9. CONCEPT FOR 140ART Winfield’s piece will see the creation of a large, decorative and fantastical face on the entrance to the commercial office towers at one40william (William St). With dripping hues and saturated colour, it’s designed to stop all traffic.
phibs.com Well-known street and graffiti artist. One of Australia’s most applauded graffiti and street artists, Phibs’ work appears everywhere from restaurant exteriors in Sydney and Melbourne to walls in Berlin and New York. Part of Melbourne’s Everfresh Studio collective of street artists, Sydney-born Phibs produces works across a variety of mediums, bringing in elements of symbolism, multiculturalism, mythology and signature characters.
CONCEPT FOR 140ART Brock’s signature style will translate into a whimsical piece for 140ART, brightening the entrance to The Aviary on William St wall with portraits of larger-than-life budgies created using colourful acrylic paints. theaviaryperth.com.au
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Q. How long will it take you to create the 140Art piece? The mural I’m creating for 140ART will only take two or three days to finish. The concept takes much longer than the execution – I’ve been planning the piece for months.
andyquilty.com Intricate fine lines of suburban males. Working in ballpoint pen, spray paint and enamel, Andy Quilty began his career as a commercial surfboard artist before turning his attention to visual arts. Based in Perth, Quilty’s work explores the social, psychological and physical landscape inhabited by the suburban Australian male, using fine lines to create character and splashes of colour for depth.
CONCEPT FOR 140ART Amok’s concept revolves around the life cycle of the coffee plant, featuring a Civet cat whose diet includes coffee beans. Neatly painted green leaves together with representations of the Civet cat will produce a stylised piece with a balanced colour combination that can be viewed from the front or from the side, coming to life with acrylic paint. coffeeclub.com.au